ShockCast Episode 73 – “Movies, Comics and Books Based on Video Games: How to Do Them Right”

on July 22, 2011 8:00 PM

Hey folks, it’s Friday again, and you know what that means? Another episode of the ShockCast! This week Yaris, Joel, Giuseppe and myself discuss a few tantelizing topics. We start things off by giving a nod to MMOs, talking about how botched launches hamper a game and what Final Fantasy XIV can do going forward to help redeem it from possibly the worse MMO launch in the history of the industry. After that we discuss what we’d like to see in game-based movies, including the likes of Uncharted and Mass Effect. Finally, continuing that theme, we talk about the pros and cons of books and comics bridging the gap between games and expanding in-game universes. Have a listen and let us know what you think! (DualCast fans, keep an ear open for some interesting tidbits!)
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Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.